These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Tag Archives: Shabbaton

Windows on Jerusalem

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Shibley

Throughout Jewish history, since the destruction of the Second Temple, up to the present day, Jews have longed for a return to Jerusalem. At weddings, in blessings after meals, in the t’fillot, in song, and in literature, the Jewish soul yearns for Jerusalem, the center of the Jewish universe. Two Shabbatot ago, I was in Continue Reading »

D’var Torah on Psalm 27

Posted on October 18, 2011 by Barer

Better late than never, as they say.  Words of Torah are timeless, so I hope this is just as meaningful now, even though it was given at the year-opening Shabbaton by Pardes Fellow Kalie Kelman: I guess I pulled the short straw, so I’m giving the first d’var Torah of the weekend. But I promise Continue Reading »

Shabbaton sunset

Posted on September 25, 2011 by Sharon G.

The Shabbaton

Posted on September 23, 2011 by Derek Kwait

Who we are slideshow What we’re looking at slideshow (X-posted to my home blog Yinzer in Yerushalayim on the side column.)   I can’t write about last weekend’s Shabbaton at the Beit Yehuda Hostel in the southwest of Jerusalem. To properly capture an experience so jam-packed and uplifting, with so much bonding, learning, singing, eating, Continue Reading »

The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Posted on September 19, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Over the past weekend, my school had a “Shabbaton” which means a rest. The actual explanation is like a weekend retreat. The whole weekend was very beautiful with a lot of bonding and relaxing. I got to play some basketball on Shabbat with some of my classmates too! One of the highlights was during free Continue Reading »

Week 2: View From the Top

Posted on September 13, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(Cross-posted from my blog for “The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh”, Yinzer in Yerushalayim.) I am writing this now on a mirpeset* (even people who don’t speak Hebrew call them mirpesets here, and it’s already become such second-nature for me that I can’t go back) with a sweeping view of Jerusalem at night, including the lit-up Continue Reading »

2011-2012 Pardes Fellows (3 of 3)

Posted on September 13, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Let’s meet some more of this year’s Pardes Fellows!  Kalie is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and before arriving in Israel, she was completing her undergraduate degree in American Studies at George Washington University (where she also directed a hip hop dance company!). In the fall of 2010, she was gearing up to begin an M.A. in Media and Public Affairs at Continue Reading »

2011-2012 Pardes Fellows (2 of 3)

Posted on September 11, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Let’s meet some more of this year’s Pardes Fellows!  David was born in Jerusalem, but he grew up in New Jersey, and he lived in Washington, DC for several years before coming to study at Pardes in 2009. He completed his undergraduate education at CWRU in biomedical engineering, worked for two years as an AmeriCorps Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Louis Sachs

Posted on July 2, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Over the course of many consecutive summers as a camper at JCA Shalom in Malibu, Louis learned about Judaism “without realizing” it. He first attended camp as a fifth grader, and returned year after year until the summer after his first year of college (as a camp counselor). “I did USY for six years, and went to Hebrew school through 10th grade, but Continue Reading »

Pardes Shabbaton 2010!!

Posted on October 25, 2010 by Bookie

Hey so I apologize for the extreme delay of these pictures from two weeks ago but let’s just call them technical difficulties (or laziness and forgetfulness, either way….) So yeah here they are!!: Pardes Shabbaton 2010!!!